Hand Painted Threads & Needlepoint Spring 2018 Retreat

with Connie Pickering Stover

April 13-15, 2018  |  Chelsea, Michigan

Join Connie Pickering Stover and needlepoint canvas painter, Liz DeVree on a new adventure of exploration and surprises that will expand your needlepoint vocabulary.

You’ll learn techniques that you can add to any canvas you tackle — make them truly your own. Learn gilding, “misty canvas” effects, color blending, and so much more!

Friday – April 13

  • Breakfast at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Transport to USArtQuest, paper and art supplies warehouse and retail shop, for morning and afternoon classes
  • Class participation – painting threads (you will be able to take painted threads home)
  • Lunch on us!
  • Tour Artist’s Studios – view artwork of Connie Pickering Stover and Rose Bradley (watercolors)  / Shop at USAartQuest 
  • Surface design tips and techniques – prepare canvas for next day’s stitching. Learn gilding, “misty canvas” effects, color blending, and so much more!
  • Transport back to Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Dinner (casual). Choose from eight local restaurants within walking distance of the Victorian Inn. Stroll around our beautiful, historic downtown for easy shopping after dinner.

Saturday – April 14

  • Breakfast at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • “Preparing for Stitching Day” presentation by Connie at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Begin your adventure by stitching your canvas
  • Lunch – again on us!
  • Continue work on your canvas
  • Relax, socialize – walk around town – shop Color Stories products and Liz DeVree canvas designs
  • Dinner at Common Grill (a 4-star restaurant within walking distance). You will receive a $40 gift card to spend towards your meal. Choose from the menu.

Sunday – April 15

  • Breakfast at Chelsea Victorian Inn
  • Stitching from 9am to 12noon
  • Lunch (Early departures)

NOTE: We have timed this retreat so that those of you who wish to stay awhile can visit the Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo which is a half-hour ride from Chelsea. Grab a needlepoint friend and head on out for an excursion – Spring is truly a beautiful time for a ride through the country!

If you wish to make arrangements with the Inn to extend your stay, the Chelsea House Inn offers our negotiated room rate for three days prior to and following our event.

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